Compare 2012 Buick Enclave vs 2012 Ford Flex

2012 Buick Enclave
2012 Ford Flex
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AWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Enclave AWD 4-Door Base 16 22 $36,575 $38,500
Enclave AWD 4-Door Convenience 16 22 $37,449 $39,420
Enclave AWD 4-Door Leather 16 22 $40,280 $42,400
Enclave AWD 4-Door Premium 16 22 $43,476 $45,765
Enclave FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $34,675 $36,500
Enclave FWD 4-Door Convenience 17 24 $35,549 $37,420
Enclave FWD 4-Door Leather 17 24 $38,380 $40,400
Enclave FWD 4-Door Premium 17 24 $41,576 $43,765
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4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD 16 23 $35,039 $37,615
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD w/EcoBoost 16 23 $37,765 $40,610
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 17 24 $33,356 $35,765
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 17 24 $27,918 $29,465
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 16 23 $31,705 $33,950
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 17 24 $30,021 $32,100
Flex 4-Door Titanium AWD 16 23 $37,310 $40,110
Flex 4-Door Titanium AWD w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,035 $43,105
Flex 4-Door Titanium FWD 17 24 $35,627 $38,260

Pricing

Invoice Price

$36,575
$35,039

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$38,500
$37,615

Monthly Payment Estimate

$642 / month
$627 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.2
9.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

One of the most user-friendly, luxurious, and distinctive crossovers available, the 2012 Buick Enclave is some of GM's best styling work. One of our top-rated vehicles, the 2012 Ford Flex has real distinction, along with top-shelf turbo power, great seats and great features.

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Fuel Economy

City

16 mpg 16 mpg

Highway

22 mpg 23 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Interior Dimensions

Third Shoulder Room (in)

57.4 50.8

Second Leg Room (in)

36.9 44.3

Front Head Room (in)

40.4 41.8

Passenger Volume (ft³)

153.0 155.8

Second Hip Room (in)

57.0 55.0

Front Shoulder Room (in)

62.0 58.4

Third Leg Room (in)

33.2 33.3

Second Head Room (in)

39.0 40.5

Passenger Capacity

7 7

Third Hip Room (in)

48.3 41.1

Second Shoulder Room (in)

61.4 58.1

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 40.8

Third Head Room (in)

37.2 38.7

Front Hip Room (in)

57.4 55.5

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Track Width, Rear (in)

67.1 65.4

Wheelbase (in)

118.9 117.9

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

79.0 75.9

Track Width, Front (in)

67.3 65.4

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.4 - TBD -

Length, Overall (in)

201.8 201.8

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

72.5 68.0

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

55.2 - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

65.9 43.2

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

50.2 - TBD -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

86.9 - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

115.0 83.2

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

24.5 - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

23.3 20.0

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

46.7 - TBD -

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.8 x 1.1 12.8 x - TBD -

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.0 x 1.0 13.0 x - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

22.0 18.6

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

16.1 17.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

40.4 40.7

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.9 - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P255/65SR18 P235/55R19

Rear Tire Order Code

QLW NA

Front Tire Size

P255/65SR18 P235/55R19

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

QLW NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 200

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

300 200

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 2000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 2000

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4980 4643

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

NA - TBD -

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 19 x - TBD -

Spare Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 19 x - TBD -

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

11.8 - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

170 - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

270 @ 3400 248 @ 4500

Engine Order Code

LLT 99C

Displacement

3.6L/217 3.5L/213

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

288 @ 6300 262 @ 6250

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas V6

Fuel System

Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

22 23

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

16 16

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

18 18

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.84 1.84

Trans Type

6 6

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

- TBD - 1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.88 2.88

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.87 2.87

Trans Order Code

MH6 44J

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.16 3.39

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.41 1.41

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

- TBD - - TBD -

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

.74 0.74

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.48 4.48

Summary

Vehicle Name

Buick Enclave Ford Flex

Body Style

Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA 0.9

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA w/Coil Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - 1.3

Suspension Type - Rear

H-Arm Multi-link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

10.2 10.4

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

3 3 (2011)

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

--

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

--

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

--

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

--

Overall Side Crash Rating

--

Side Barrier Rating

--

Side Barrier Rating Driver

--

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

--

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

--

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

--

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

--

Rollover Rating

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